Fire Department

HQThe mission of the Burton Fire Department is to eliminate the loss of life or injury due to the ravages of fire. To reduce significantly property loss due to fire by serving the public with dedication, professionalism and integrity; emphasizing the importance of the fire prevention in the community. Tempering the level of service with the responsibility to be prudent caretakers of the public funds entrusted to us. 
Currently there are 40 firefighters serving the City of Burton. The firefighters are paid on-call employees. Firefighters are under the direction of the Fire Chief who is appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. 

Open Burning Status:  PERMITTED with a VALID Permit.
Would you like an open burning permit?  Please click HERE to be taken to our burn permit application page.
Click HERE for Open Burning/Recreational Burning rules.


Once the application is completed please email to:
Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson at

Interested in a CPR class?  We offer customized American Heart Association CPR/AED classes! 
Please click the photo for more information!


There are three fire stations located in the City of Burton.
Station 1 is located at 2031 E. Bristol Rd. near the intersection of S. Saginaw St.
Station 2 is located at 1320 S. Belsay Rd. near the intersection of Lapeer Rd.
Station 3 is located at 4515 Davison Rd. at the intersection of Genesee Rd.

Fire Department Headquarters is located inside Station 2. 
Fire Department Administrative Personnel:

Chief Wilkinson 
Pray - Copy J Scharrer Pic
 Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson  Assistant Fire Chief Greg Pray    Records Tech, Captain Jeremy Scharrer

Fire Department Headquarters telephone number:  (810) 742-2158.   Headquarters is normally open Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Please note these hours may vary due to holidays, fire inspections, or emergency calls for service.

ISO Class 5 Burton

Personnel photos are courtesy of RDH Images